Reviews & Pull Quotes

Driftwood Magazine

"When they perform they bring an act that's two parts exemplary musicianship and one part vaudeville comedy." — Driftwood Magazine

Kontra Roots Promotions, UK - Kev Buxton

 

"This wonderful and quite dazzling Canadian roots and ragtime trio have been building an enviable reputation in the UK recently with highly entertaining shows that not only feature their dazzling, virtuoso musicianship but a witty and often hilarious presentation that is extremely engaging. Founders and Canadian Folk Music Award winners Sandra Swannell and Terry Young bring together tight vocal harmonies, hot guitar, fiery fiddle and swinging percussion together in a classy blend of multi-genre Americana roots styles, but place the emphasis firmly on having fun. It's an irresistible combination that makes them one of the cheeriest acts on the circuit and a "must-see". If you're a promoter, you won’t regret booking them; if you love a good time, go see 'em - you'll leave their show with a smile on your face!"

Culm Valley Music Club, UK - Brian Bennellick

 

"Some comments included “World class!”, “Exceptionally entertaining”, “Brilliant musicians and very funny as well”.  Several people asked me to get them back as soon as possible!  Their repertoire ranges from jazz/ragtime, to country and some dazzling bluegrass classics.  Their stories and anecdotes between the songs and the way they bounce off each other make it a performance to remember."

The Back Room, Cottingham UK - Paul Sutton

 

"Great musicianship, great harmonies, slick, professional, thoroughly entertaining and lovely people. What more could you want for a great night out!!"

Mariposa Folk Festival, CA - Mike Hill, Artistic Director, 

 

"My Sweet Patootie are an outstanding band. Their combination of technical skill, songwriting and knowing how to interact with an audience make them ideal for any kind of venue."

Meaford Live Music - Bill Monahan

Excerpt from a review of Desboro Music Hall concert Aprill 22, 2017.

 

"With their arsenal of instrumental virtuosity combined with alternating humour and sincerity and unflagging energy, they filled the hall with joy."

 

 

Read full live review here.

Musicport Festival, Whitby UK - Jim McLaughlin

 

"Incredible professionalism and stunning musicianship plus great audience rapport and stagecraft makes My Sweet Patootie a perfect festival band"

Crail Folk Club, Scotland - Tony Kingsbury

 

"The second visit to Crail of My Sweet Patootie was as much of a delight, both on and off stage, as their first visit in 2013. An amazing range of material all impeccably played by fine musicians, with added humour, and the emphasis on entertainment."

Artistic Echoes - artisticechoes.co.uk


"Dazzling musicianship and entertaining stage show."

Ireby Festival, UK - Charles Devlin

 

"My Sweet Patootie's catchy numbers and sweet tunes had the Cumbrian festival crowd swinging and tapping their feet from the start."

Culm Valley Music Club, UK - Brian Bennellick

 

"Some comments included “World class!”, “Exceptionally entertaining”, “Brilliant musicians and very funny as well”.  Several people asked me to get them back as soon as possible!  Their repertoire ranges from jazz/ragtime, to country and some dazzling bluegrass classics.  Their stories and anecdotes between the songs and the way they bounce off each other make it a performance to remember."

Fredonia Opera House - Rick Davis Executive Director

 

"I cannot put down on paper all of the wonderful comments I am hearing about My Sweet Patootie's performance here at the Opera House. One lady approached me on her way out the door that night and gushed that it was THE best concert at the Opera House in a long while! We enjoyed every minute! And on top of that you were wonderful to work with. Thank you again for a great evening. "

Fatea Magazine - Peter Cowley

 

"My Sweet Patootie takes elements of western swing and old-timey music that updates the flapper feel and gives it a real twenty-first-century pizazz. Young And Swannell hit you with a delightful album with a hundred years in its soul."

 

A joy to listen to and if you are looking for music to lift you up and make you smile, look no further and have a "Good Day". Read the full article here

NetRhythms - David Kidman

 

"The duo is forever spot-on: the Hot-Club-style ambiance of their playing is both highly persuasive and very attractive, and as if that weren't enough both singers are darned brilliant."

 

Read full review here.

Rondo Theatre, Bath UK - Shane Morgan


"A winning combination of world-class musicians and great entertainers."

 

Read the full article here. 

Maverick Magazine

 

"My Sweet Patootie's playing is superb and the vocal harmonies exquisite."

Dirty Linen

 

"Good Stuff? You bet your...well, you know."

Shining Friends Roots Music, UK - Paul Edwards

 

"Musical mayhem expertly played and executed by outstanding musicians who no doubt will paint a grin on the longest faces with their good humoured and quirky songs.

 

"My Sweet Patootie! bring with them a compendium of musical styles delivered with expertise, humour and above all passion."


"Enthusiasm and energy spill from the stage as the audience travel a less familiar path through pastiche and loving parody of musical genres and forgotten eras. The experience is completely engaging, uplifting and educational. Their stagecraft is compelling and their energy formidable!!!"

FolkWorld Magazine

 

"You hear their positive happiness shine all over the place."

Keeps Me Alive Forum - Aaron Stewart

 

"These were musicians embracing the fun that makes music one of the greatest forces in our lives, even interspersing Flight of the Bumblebee or Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy into their own tunes. What impressed me most was just watching the two of them happily lose themselves in the music, then letting the audience in on their many lyrical gags with a sly wink and a grin that lets you feel an equal part of the whole thing."

Folk Acoustic Music Exchange


"Lots to like here, o' you tavern trawlers and moon-eyed hipsters, lots to like."

MY SWEET PATOOTIE

acoustic vaudeville & nostalgic roots

BOOKING INFO

519.379.4495

info@mysweetpatootie.com

 

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